HMS Courageous, Royal Air Force (British Air Force)
17/09/1939 (Died at Sea)
Robert ‘Bertie’ Johnston was the second son of Mr and Mrs Robert Johnston of Tergarvil, Upperlands. He was born about 1915. From about 1930 he was in the employment of Messrs William Clark and Son Limited, of Upperlands. He was an electrician. In August 1937, he joined the joined the Royal Air Force. In August 1939, he was attached to the aircraft carrier HMS Courageous. Aircraftman Johnston was killed in action when it was torpedoed by a German submarine on the evening of 17th September 1939.